94pts Jeb Dunnuck
The 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape is a big winner, with the vintage’s purity and elegance front and center while still bringing beautiful depth of fruit and richness. Black cherries, savory garrigue, spice, and loamy earth all emerge on the nose, and it's medium to full-bodied, pure, balanced, and straight-up seamless on the palate.
A bouquet nose of garrigue, flowers of cistus, blackcurrant buds. A mouth full of freshness and balance, with aromas of cocoa and Morello cherry, with a long and licorice finish.
In its youth, this vintage is perfect to pair with a shoulder of lamb 12 hour cooking in oven, roast pigeon with fungi porcini and from its fifth year, stew, Daube Provencal, all game and many cheeses.
Blend: 50% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre, and 10% Cinsault